07/06/2023 – Chief Procurement Officer – a new role in the company

Changes in Outokumpu’s Leadership Team

Marc-Simon Schaar (M.Sc. International Business) has been appointed as Chief Procurement Officer and member of Outokumpu Leadership Team with immediate effect.


Marc-Simon Schaar is based in Germany and reports to CEO Heikki Malinen. © Outokumpu


Marc-Simon Schaar has been working at Outokumpu since 2011 in senior roles in finance, M+A and raw materials procurement, most recently as SVP, Raw Materials Procurement.

 “I am extremely happy to welcome Marc-Simon to Outokumpu’s Leadership Team. Through this newly established role combining raw material and general procurements, we can ensure immediate synergies throughout our purchasing operations in, for example, mitigating the impact of cost pressure. In addition to that, implementing our raw materials strategy plays a key role in Outokumpu’s decarbonization journey. Marc-Simon has extensive experience in various areas of Outokumpu which forms a solid basis to succeed in this important role,” says Heikki Malinen, CEO, Outokumpu.

 Marc-Simon Schaar is based in Germany and reports to CEO Heikki Malinen. Chief Procurement Officer is a new role in the company.